Lost in the noise over the National Defense Authorization Act's detention provisions were some equally disturbing rules regarding
Even if one believes that national security trumps all, the failure to provide a fair trial to suspected terrorists will ultimately do far more harm to U.S. national security than it will do good.
I'll agree with Sen. Lindsey Graham on one thing: "Americans still wait for justice." But Graham's explanation for why we haven't yet seen justice is actually backwards.
The U.S. government is already detaining hundreds of suspects captured abroad at Guantanamo Bay. The question is whether Congress should expand that authority and define it in more detail.